The Enfield Town Council has approved removing the sewer costs from the Enfield property taxes (i.e., Mill Rate) and instituting a sewer fee based upon water usage. Many taxpayers have been requesting a change in order to make sewer fees more equitable and the town feels compelled to do this to properly fund improvements to the outdated sewer collection and treatment systems.
Over 95% of the homes and businesses in Enfield are connected to the municipal sewer system. Most water used, including water from showers, sinks, laundry and wastewater flushed down the toilet, flows through an extensive network of pipes and is cleaned at the Town’s Water Pollution Control Facility before being discharged to the Connecticut River. As you can imagine, the cost of treating this sewage are increasing with inflation and as more environmental regulations are enacted.
All Deduct meters that are permanently installed for residential and commercial use require a permit. Permit applications can be obtained through the town's Building Department located at the Enfield Town Hall, 820 Enfield Street. All deduct meters must be permitted at the time of registration.